Many of Epworth Villa Residents are life long learners. We are proud to be associated with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Oklahoma State University. Funded by the Bernard Osher Foundation, the Institutes are found on the campuses of 122 colleges and universities across the United States, with at least one in every state. Each provides a distinctive array of non-credit courses and activities specifically developed for seasoned adults aged 50 or older who are interested in learning for the joy of learning. A wide range of classes are offered each semester at various locations around Oklahoma, including Oklahoma City, with at least two classes meeting at Epworth Villa.
There are also “Inquiring Minds” Classes. They are moderated by a Resident. They will start back up in September with Comparative Religions for 4 weeks. Then another Resident will lead an 8 week study on Winston Churchill.
The Write Group meets on the second and fourth Friday each month. There are new writing prompts for each session this month included: Writing about something humble or surprising or unique that you find beautiful or writing about a favorite meal to cook or prepare. The Write Group provides an opportunity to develop writing skills and to share with others in a friendly environment. OCU Professor Rob Roensch leads this group.
The acquisition of knowledge doesn’t end with retirement. There is always so much to do and learn at Epworth Villa. You can choose to do as little or as much as you like.